Last night, Hubs and I finally sat down and watched the movie “American Sniper.” While watching this amazing true story of an American Hero, we had fireworks going off all over our neighborhood.
I can’t imagine how difficult the Fourth holiday is for our Vets, especially the ones suffering with PTSD. A day that is suppose to celebrate our Freedoms…and I feel like our country has forgotten about the reason we ARE free. These amazing, brave men and women, have given their lives for our freedom. For the right to say anything you want. For the right to pray how you want. For the right to celebrate by setting off fireworks. I think we (Americans whom have never been in a war-zone) can sometimes get so comfortable in our nice homes, in safe neighborhoods, in beautiful churches, that we completely forget about HOW and WHY we are able to enjoy these things.
Today, on this our nations birthday, I urge you to thank a Vet. Shake their hand. Salute. Stand up when you see the flag during a parade. Sing the National Anthem with your hand over your heart. Recite the Pledge of Allegiance with your family before sitting down to your barbeque. Say a prayer for our soldiers who are fighting for our freedoms in war zones. Tell your children how our great nation came to be. Most of all, remember. REMEMBER. Freedom isn’t free. It has been bought and paid for by the lives of many American’s. Every one of them heroes.